FREDDY FENDER

Before the Next Teardrop Falls / Are You Ready for Freddy (2-for-1) RVCD-352

Raven presents, for the first time on CD in their entirety, two classic albums by renowned country recording artist FREDDY FENDERBefore the Next Tear Drop Falls (1974) and Are You Ready for Freddy (1975). Fender was one of the few Hispanic stars in country music and his recordings always retained a strong Latin feeling. Born Baldemar Huerta, he was recording Spanish language singles as far back as 1958. By the early 1970s his career was on hold until he met producer Huey P. Meaux and signed to Dot Records. Meaux encouraged Fender to focus on country and western while retaining his Spanish roots. He was successful immediately with the #1 cross-over hit singles ‘Wasted Days and Wasted Nights’, ‘Before the Next Teardrop Falls’ (both from Before the Next Teardrop Falls) and ‘Secret Love’ (from Are You Ready for Freddy). The singles were also Top 10 hits in Australia.

These albums are considered to be career-defining works and were incredibly successful for a roots “cross-over” act, both reaching #1 on the US Billboard Country LP chart and #20 and #41 respectively on the Pop LP chart. The US hits kept coming: ‘Vaya Con Dios’, ‘You’ll Lose a Good Thing’ (also #1), ‘The Rains Came’, ‘Since I met You Baby’ and ‘Livin’ it Down’, all of which are added here as bonus tracks. There have been numerous Freddy Fender Best Of CDs, however, this is the first time the original albums have been reissued complete, and on 2-for-1 with bonus tracks to boot. With superb audio quality and detailed notes this entertaining CD is a must for fans of classic country.

TRACK LISTING
Before the Next Tear Drop Falls (1974)
1. ROSES ARE RED
2. I’M NOT A FOOL ANYMORE
3. PLEASE DON’T TELL ME HOW THE STORY ENDS
4. YOU CAN’T GET HERE FROM THERE
5. I LOVE MY RANCHO GRANDE
6. WASTED DAYS AND WASTED NIGHTS
7. I ALMOST CALLED YOUR NAME
8. BEFORE THE NEXT TEARDROP FALLS
9. WILD SIDE OF LIFE
10. AFTER THE FIRE IS GONE
11. THEN YOU CAN TELL ME GOODBYE
Are You Ready for Freddy (1975)
12. SECRET LOVE
13. LOVING CAJUN STYLE
14. TAKE YOUR TIME
15. I CAN’T PUT MY ARMS AROUND A MEMORY
16. CIELITO LINDO IS MY LADY
17. BEGGING TO YOU
18. WHAT’D I SAY
19. HOW MUCH IS THAT DOGGIE IN THE WINDOW?
20. TEARDROPS IN MY HEART
21. (You Came In) THE WINTER OF MY LIFE
22. I’M NOT THROUGH LOVING YOU YET
23. GOODBYE CLOTHES
Bonus Tracks
24. VAYA CON DIOS
25. YOU’LL LOSE A GOOD THING
26. THE RAINS CAME
27. SINCE I MET YOU BABY
28. LIVIN’ IT DOWN

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AUD$ 15.95 (available)


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